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Privateer Remake Complete

Hemos posted more than 9 years ago | from the great-game dept.

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flyboy writes "In a similar vein to the remakes of the Origin's Ultima series games reported in 2001 and 2004 a group of Wing Commander fans has remade Wing Commander: Privateer. Unlike the Ultima remakes, the Privateer remake is finished at version 1.0 with 3d graphics and the whole storyline. For the new kids on the block, WC:Privateer was a much loved trading game similar to the more venerable Elite, which appears also to be in the process of a remake. As a linux fan I was most happy with the remake's use of GPL 3d engine software and release of Linux, Macintosh and Windows versions. See Screenshots here."

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Drool! (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865218)

Best space-sim EVER!

Re:Drool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865586)

Absolutely the best -- Who can forget the start sequence with the asteroid field and the pirates...

The main characters attitude was great too. -- They took the generation-X mantra, threw it into a character and sent them out to the new frontier

I never got the chance to play privateer-2. Any chance they will do the same with that? It seemed to have some really finickity hardware requirements from what I recall.

Re:Drool! (1)

dunkelfalke (91624) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865679)

sorry, but privateer 2 sucked badly.

Re:Drool! (1)

strider44 (650833) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865822)

I liked it - it had a good clear interface and nice gameplay and a decent storyline with good cutscenes. However my favourite is the expansion pack for privateer. I can't remember that it was called, I only remember rc (I think that's its initials). Anyway for me it came with privateer. It was good.

Re:Drool! (2, Informative)

Txiasaeia (581598) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865848)

Righteous Fire. Very interesting expansion pack, but bloody difficult IIRC.

Re:Drool! (1)

graysonburrows (865633) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865880)

The game actually has righteous fire apparently I've yet to beat the original campaign...but apparently if you land on Jolson after you get the gun.... some thievery occurs

Re:Drool! (1)

OblvnDrgn (167720) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865863)

Righteous Fire

"I can't believe someone my Steltek gun!"

Escape Velocity? (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865230)

It looks a lot like Ambrosia Software's Escape Velocity series. I had a lot of fun playing those on my Macs a few years back.

(oh, and FP ;P)

Re:Escape Velocity? (2, Informative)

moonbender (547943) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865429)

Note that Escape Velocity was released for Windows last year. I loved it on the Mac, and on Windows I even paid for it... Although IMO the final scenario (Nova) isn't anywhere near as good as the second (Override) or some of the total conversion add-ons available - probably because Nova is fairly linear. Fortunately, Override was ported to Windows, as well, and is available as a free add-on.

Re:Escape Velocity? (1)

Admiral Ackbar 8 (848624) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865705)

Not really, having played all the Escape Velocities and the original Privateer, this remake should look nothing like EV. EV is two dimensional top down, whereas in Privateer (original at least), you sit in the cockpit of your ship and fly with a joystick in a full 3D environment. The screenshots of the remake seem to be 3D like the first one.

Re:Escape Velocity? (1)

mahdi13 (660205) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865832)

The original Privateer was sprite based like all the other Wing Commander games, this remake is 3D rendered

Re:Escape Velocity? (5, Interesting)

worst_name_ever (633374) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865891)

Back in the day when I was just starting to write what later became Escape Velocity, I didn't have a PC, but I did see Privateer at the store and thought it sounded really cool. So, there wasn't really any direct influence, although the phenomenon of parallel evolution applies to open-ended space action/RPG hybrids just like any other game type - certain ideas are just universally fun, so you'll see them crop up repeatedly in different games. Sometimes they cross media types, as evidenced by when I first saw Firefly and said "hey, this is like EV: The Series!" ;)

Now that I am leet enough to have both MacOS and Windows machines, I should probably download this remake and check it out. It sure looks like fun.

mcb [ambrosiasw.com]

Re:Escape Velocity? (1)

kidgenius (704962) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865941)

I will say that I loved playing EV back on my old performa. I am thinking about getting a mac mini just so I can play the EV series. Too bad there are not linux ports of the old version. (I know i could play the new Nova under WINE if I really wanted to)

Re:Escape Velocity? (1)

Alarash (746254) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865918)

While we are off-topic, you might want to check out recently released Star Wolves, a very good Tactical/Space Opera/RPG (what's not RPG these days?). It may not have the same freedom feeling you get with Escape Velocity, but it's pretty cool.

great (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865240)

this was one of my all time favorites back in the day.

now just gimme x-com on linux

Re:great (2, Funny)

Baal Sebub (797455) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865646)

which [myexp.de] one [sourceforge.net] ?

Re:great (3, Interesting)

porter235 (413926) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865655)

Check out UFO2000 [sourceforge.net] , a multiplayer xcom game that will run on linux! As well, you could always play the original using dosbox [sourceforge.net] .

Man. (1, Redundant)

WarlockD (623872) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865250)

Already slashdotted, and its not even the first Post yet.

Any reviews so far?

Re:Man. (0)

zzottt (629458) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865283)

3 posts still ./'d

Re: Here's downloads on mirrors (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865317)

Just download it and try it yourself :)

Privateer for Windows:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wcuni verse/priv ateer1.0.exe?download

Privateer for Linux:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wcunive rse/priv ateer1.0.bz2.run?download

Privateer for OSX:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wcunivers e/priv ateer1.0.dmg?download

Re: Here's downloads on mirrors (1)

moonbender (547943) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865461)

180MB. I think that must be the biggest thing I ever downloaded from SF.

Step 2 (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865320)

1. Get open source guy to buy your connection.
2. Submit story to /. on his behalf
3. Charge guy for exceeding bandwidth
4. Profit!!!

I've tried all 3 (1, Informative)

Closest2God (851689) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865257)

I've played all 3 - the Mac, Linux, and Win32 version. I hate to say this, but the Linux version simply isn't up to snuff. The graphics are choppy and blocky, making the game unplayable. The Win32 version, on the other hand, is a joy to play. So go out and enjoy this game, but have a Windows partition around to enjoy it on. -Steve

Did you have... (3, Insightful)

cnelzie (451984) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865340)

...the proper 3D Drivers installed for your video card or is the Linux version of the game just that sloppy?

I have noticed that I tend to get better FPS and smoother performance with same version releases of commercial Windows and Linux games, like Quake 3, when running Linux as opposed to running Windows.

Re:I've tried all 3 (5, Insightful)

mahdi13 (660205) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865396)

As the last poster said, are you using good 3d drivers for your card or are you on an ATI and using the kernels DRI drivers??

I've been playing the pre-1.0 release on Linux and have not seen what you described at all.

Re:I've tried all 3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865513)

Um, don't blame DRI. The DRI drivers are good 3D drivers. True I use the latest CVS and have texture compression enabled, but anyway I can play Enemy Territory at 90 FPS -- max for refresh rate. UT2004 run nearly pefect too.

Re:I've tried all 3 (1)

dAzED1 (33635) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865839)

I have an ATI card on my laptop, and only recently bothered to try to play a 3d game. It was absolutely terrible - "choppy" doesn't begin to describe it. I'd move the mouse, and the pointer on the screen would move 30 seconds later. This was with the remade xcom as reported recently here.

Do you know off-hand what I might have done wrong? I don't generally play games, so I had never noticed it.

Re:I've tried all 3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865859)

Do you know off-hand what I might have done wrong?

Yes, I do. You tried to get an ATI product to work with Linux.

Sorry! Hope you have better luck with your next purchase.

Re:I've tried all 3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865453)

I've tried the linux version, and wine with the windows version

Wine sure likes the windows version--except it won't play music for some reason...SFX go ok--so it's fine as I'm bumping to 9 inch nails!!

Eine kleine Qvuakemusik

Re:I've tried all 3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865506)

Considering that all three versions are compiled from the same source there's no reason why the Linux version should be any different to the Windows version. Either you're using crappy hardware on your Linux machine, or there's a problem somewhere else in your system; to wit, non-accelerated OpenGL libraries.

On the other hand, you're probably Trolling.

Re:I've tried all 3 (1)

Lussarn (105276) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865542)

I tried it in Linux and I don't know what you mean, I cranked everything up and to me it's as smooth as it should be. Don't know how to benchmark but from the looks it's constant over 70fps (Can't see any higer :).

Do you use accelerated 3d drivers?

Re:I've tried all 3 (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865739)

Hey guys,
take a look at his other posts.

This was a troll. Mods, moderate accordingly.

And wiped out of existence (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865258)

5 minutes later. Come on guys have pity on the poor site.

Argh (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865259)

slashdoted allready? I want screenshots !

Privateer remake complete? (1)

Rahga (13479) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865260)

I thought Digital Anvil release "Freelancer" about 2 years ago...

Re:Privateer remake complete? (1)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865316)

too bad Freelancer didn't get it right. sucked badly, just a point enemies and click excersise.

Re:Privateer remake complete? (3, Interesting)

Txiasaeia (581598) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865866)

Get the Evolutions mod then - more ships, more weapons, the addition of different types of equipment (can't remember off-hand but they help with shield recharging, weapons recharging, heck, even additional armour!) and - the best part - heavier ships move *slower*! It takes longer to move a cargo train around than it does a little fighter. Amazing!

Re:Privateer remake complete? (1)

Zorilla (791636) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865336)

Hey, I at least liked it better than X-Wing's remake: Descent Freespace.

Re:Privateer remake complete? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865585)

Freelancer was a great game. A it fell a little short on depth, and the ending... GAH! It seemed that they just decided "Hey! We have sunk enough money into this. Let's just end it here."

I could have play'd another 10 missions and perhaps bought another 2 ships. Then I would have been happier. At least I didn't buy it.

(BTW, THANK YOU to the dev team who made this possible! I have been wanting to play this game ever since I upgraded to XP (even installed DOS on an old box just to play it again...).

Cheers!
--Xapp

Obvious joke (3, Funny)

RyoSaeba (627522) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865265)

Guess there's an opportunity to make money by supplying many servers to cope with /. load!
New business plan:
* post a privateer story on /.
* wait for servers to melt on the load
* come in your ship filled with additional hardware
* PROFIT!

Re:Obvious joke (1)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865391)

though, it's on sf.net. coming nicely at 270kb/s+

Re:Obvious joke (0, Offtopic)

Sneeka2 (782894) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865447)

I can't believe you're posting on /. and forgot the most important step:

- ???

Re:Obvious joke (0)

zootm (850416) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865659)

But oh no! They've countered with Bittorrent! More traffic makes it work better!

SourceForge Screenshots (5, Informative)

MankyD (567984) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865275)

They link to a Source Forge Gallery [sourceforge.net] of screenshots. They also warn that there are spoilers in the gallery.

Re:SourceForge Screenshots (5, Funny)

digidave (259925) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865376)

"They also warn that there are spoilers in the gallery."

Yeah... It's only been twelve years since the original game was released. I wouldn't want to ruin everything.

P.S. don't tell me what happened in Super Bowl XXVII. I taped it and haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

Re:SourceForge Screenshots (4, Funny)

Ubergrendle (531719) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865459)

P.S. don't tell me what happened in Super Bowl XXVII. I taped it and haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

You'd better hurry... shelf life for Betamax is only ~ 10 years before the picture degrades.

Re:SourceForge Screenshots (1, Funny)

haagmm (859285) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865642)

Who used Beta Max in 1993? i thought VHS killed it long before that. btw i have bad news about the Bills for you.

Re:SourceForge Screenshots (4, Insightful)

Deusy (455433) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865893)

Just because the original was released twelve years ago doesn't mean everybody played it. I know your sarcasm was an attempt to be funny but not everybody watches or plays something when it comes out, especially if they were just a youngster when it was originally released.

What if you wanted to watch a movie that was released a decade ago? Would you be pissed if somebody gave away the twist in conversation with you just because it was that old.

Re:SourceForge Screenshots (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865410)

Anyone else notice in those screenshots?

AMIGA keyboard layouts in the cockpit :)

Re:SourceForge Screenshots (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865814)

You seem to be imagining it. Looks like any generic 101 key keyboard. It doesn't even have Amiga keys on it.

OT but... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865279)

Here [sourceforge.net] is one of the Ultima remakes of which they speak. One of the best games ever made.

Torrent for the game (5, Informative)

MjDelves (811950) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865280)

http://www.filerush.com/download.php?target=privat eer1.0.exe

Re:Torrent for the game (1)

MjDelves (811950) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865310)

That should be without the space in "privateer": http://www.filerush.com/download.php?target=privat eer1.0.exe

Re:Torrent for the game (4, Interesting)

moonbender (547943) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865500)

You must be new around here. ;) (Slashdot puts a space in long "words" to prevent them from messing with the layout.) Linkfied. [filerush.com]

Re:Torrent for the game (0)

MjDelves (811950) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865547)

Oh I didn't know that. Well it doesn't seem to make any difference anyway.

Re:Torrent for the game (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865567)

Or, you know, rather than linking to the download pages already given in the story, we could link to the torrent files themselves:

Windows [filerush.com]
Mac [filerush.com]
Linux [filerush.com]

Re:Torrent for the game (1)

Saeger (456549) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865803)

And if slashdot would use CSS, they could simply put each comment in it's own div block that auto-scrolled the overflow (horizontally).

Remake BioForge (1)

SunPin (596554) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865285)

I know it will confuse people who think BioForge is the open source biology organization but the game came first from Origin.

Right on! (1)

acidrain69 (632468) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865475)

Great game!

Was I the only one who confused that scene at the beginning with the armless guy where you were trying to help him and he attacks you?

It SOUNDS like your character is saying "I have no wish to ARM you!" when you beat him with his own arm.

(For those who don't know, your character is trying to tell him "I have no wish to harm you", because this armless greak jumps out and starts kicking you)

Re:Remake Crusader (2, Interesting)

Jainith (153344) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865497)

Remake the Crusader games....

quite possibly 2 of the best games ever.

Jainith

Re:Remake Crusader (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865785)

Agreed. I loved both of them. It's a shame the exult people haven't got it working.

Re:Remake Crusader (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865818)

Whoops. Apparently, Crusader used a modified Ultima 8 engine, so it's a Pentagram issue, but I found an interesting screenshot on the Pentagram sourceforge site.
http://pentagram.sourceforge.net/images/screenshot s/noremorse.png [sourceforge.net]

This site has siezed being. It has gone ... (1, Funny)

Qbertino (265505) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865292)

.. to see it's maker. It is an ex-site.

Mirrors anyone?

Re:This site has siezed being. It has gone ... (2, Informative)

Psiren (6145) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865342)

[My english is better than most other people's german, so please point out mistakes politely. Thank you.]

You probably meant ceased, not seized. Seized is when you grab hold of something. Ceased is when something ceases to be. Hope that's polite enough :)

Re:This site has siezed being. It has gone ... (1, Funny)

Qbertino (265505) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865474)

Actually it would have to go this way:

"It's not 'pinin'! It's passed on! This site is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't hadn't posted it on slashdot it wouldn't be pushing up the daisies! It's metabolic processes are now 'istory! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, It's shuffled off it's mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-SITE!!"

But thanks for the correction anyway. A freudian slide I guess. :-))

Re:This site has siezed being. It has gone ... (3, Informative)

bobintetley (643462) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865357)

MirrorDot [mirrordot.org] as usual.

Re:This site has siezed being. It has gone ... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865359)

[I haven't met anyone who speaks German bad enough to do the equivalent of confusing seized and ceased]

Re:This site has siezed being. It has gone ... (1)

jbash (784046) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865367)

The site is slashdotted. Here [66.102.7.104] is Google's cache of it.

TASTE RIGHTEOUS FIRE! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865298)

Die by the very weapons you adore!

Re:TASTE RIGHTEOUS FIRE! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865509)

FEEL OUR WRATH

I saw this on freshmeat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865302)

I saw this on freshmeat yesterday and tried it out. I run Fedora Core, and the Linux installer worked out perfectly.
My favorite part has to be the flight dynamics which I believe they measured from the original game itself and applied to the vega strike engine.

It's great to be able to fly around with the tarsus again after all these years!

--Maniak

Actually... (3, Informative)

WWWWolf (2428) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865348)

...there have been "finished" Ultima remakes. two complete Ultima IV remakes for Neverwinter Nights, even. Ultima III was remade for Game Boy Color. And Akalabeth has been known to be remade by programmers on their lunch hours. That's not to even count engine remake projects like exult or xu4...

Of course, uncompleted ones vastly outnumber the completed ones =)

a look back (2)

ps2wayne (809931) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865356)

for some reason the game just makes me think back to the good ol days of videogaming

Vega Strike.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865368)

Looks like it's actually a mod of another freeware open-source game called "Vega Strike" that has a similar structure...

Re:Vega Strike.... (3, Informative)

Deusy (455433) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865554)

It is a Vega Strike [sf.net] mod, hence the link to VS (as the GPL engine) in the /. article.

What the article doesn't really mention is that the Privateer Remake development crew is mostly Vega Strike developers. I believe Privateer is one of the games that inspires the VS developers, although VS itself is a very different game universe. Once the VS engine was in a position to make a Privateer Remake possible then they poured a lot of effort into making it.

I look forward to future releases that should continue to improve upon the graphics 'ported' from the original Privateer and bring the remake further up to date.

Re:Vega Strike.... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865731)

Indeed VS was born AS a Priv remake, then it was decided that it should stand alone and the Priv remake ocntinued as a side project.

(yeah, I helped)

torret (-1, Redundant)

spottedkangaroo (451692) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865388)

completely serious question: bit torrent? anyone? url please.

Re:torret (1)

zootm (850416) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865624)

There's torrent links in the article (on the names of the formats).

Re:torret (1)

moonbender (547943) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865645)

http://www.bittorrent.com/ [bittorrent.com]

You're welcome. On a sidenote: the official BT homepage has a new look! When did that happen. I figured the site with Bram Cohen's photo prominently placed (upper left edge, was it?) would last forever...

On a more serious note, the actual torrents are linked to elsewhere in this story's comments [slashdot.org] . There are also downloads on SF.net which might be faster.

One thing I didn't like (1)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865428)

was that the original game was pretty linear...

Was there any attempt to fix this flaw or was the game pretty much kept as is, except for the graphics?

Re:One thing I didn't like (3, Insightful)

acidrain69 (632468) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865494)

The STORY was linear, but you were free to move around. There wasn't much to do other than trading though.

It is pretty much a graphical version of the old BBS door, tradewars. Except single play. And non-ASCII.

Re:One thing I didn't like (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865767)

Yes, there is a new plot. Basically this is Privateer + Righteous Fire + an addon which was never released -- think Wing Commander/Secret Missions/Secret Missions 2.

Also, we will expand Priv to work with the whole Wing Commander Universe.

According to wcnews.com they have a trademark song (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865431)

This song is apparently supposed to celebrate their release

ftp://ftp.wcnews.com/files/mods/privremakereleas em usic.mp3

I certainly don't remember this from the original privateer.... sounds like something like a cross between the hunt for red october theme and a funeral march

I wonder what it significates for this project other than the (now dead) smouldering pile of junk that is their server.

Re:According to wcnews.com they have a trademark s (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865824)

That has to do with the new plotline :) You're about right on the money about Hunt for Red October.

BitTorrent Download Links (4, Informative)

doublem (118724) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865490)

Bittorrent for the Windows Version [mirrordot.org]

Bittoreent for Linux Version [mirrordot.org]

Bittorent for MAC Version [mirrordot.org]

Use the torrent, and make MY download faster! MWHAHAHAHAHA!

Bittorrent link to filerush for all three versions (0, Redundant)

kirt (630601) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865491)

windows right up top... links for others below. http://www.filerush.com/download.php?target=privat eer1.0.exe

I wonder if it has... (1)

Kippesoep (712796) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865526)

...any of the (sort-of) FMV sequences found in the original game, such as the introduction sequence. That'd be a pleasant surprise. The screenshots certainly look very promising. I really loved playing Privateer (even if I completely suck at any game I play -- I even managed to lose at tic-tac-toe), never got around to playing the sequel, though.

copyright? (4, Interesting)

Ubergrendle (531719) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865531)

I wonder how the current owners of Origin Systems Inc, or Chris Roberts, feel about this open source work.

Personally I would feel honoured and accept the compliment that my work is being resurrected ~10 years hence for people to enjoy, but I can't speak for them. How is this handled in the open source community?

As one of the original programmers (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11865851)

I'd have to say I'm honored.

Barren Realms Elite? (1)

ruxxell (819349) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865556)

Next, I propse someone make a full 3-D rendition of TRADE WARS and BARREN REALMS ELITE. Maybe even Solar Realms Elite. woot!

now that would be the bomb, huh?

.torrent (0)

spikedvodka (188722) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865568)

ahh... they joys of slashdot... for once, instead of a slashdotting making things go slower, it makes things go wicked fast...

more peers downloading the torrent, more places to serve from

The page cannot be displayed (-1, Offtopic)

sxmjmae (809464) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865673)

Dam Pirates!

Personally I enjoyed listening to the celebration (1)

graysonburrows (865633) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865810)

They apparently uploaded some celebration music according to wcnews.com ftp://ftp.wcnews.com/files/mods/privremakereleasem usic.mp3/ [wcnews.com] I found it a somewhat interesting cross between something from hunt for the red october and a slow sad "the server has died" sort of march. Very interesting stuff--I wonder if they use it in the game.

Re:Personally I enjoyed listening to the celebrati (1)

Txiasaeia (581598) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865898)

Linked without the slash [wcnews.com] so that people can actually download it.

Urkh (2, Interesting)

offline (94346) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865821)

I hate to say it, but other than a bit of glitz in the combat (The shields look about like they did for WC3, which is a step up on Privateer, at least) this game looks like crap.

I'm not sure how they can characterize this as 1.0, all things considered. I mean, I get graphics corruption just on the launch screen, not to mention the apparent non-function of the game start menu (is there one? I didn't see one, I just randomly hit keys after the last loaded image until something happened)

I loved the original game, and I suspect that if this one were cleaned up a bit, it'd be as good, but right now it's fricken 'orrible.

ebuild (1)

CaptainPinko (753849) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865825)

no ebuild apparently. I'm assuming some will get to that in not too long.

tradewars (1)

dAzED1 (33635) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865924)

TW2000 was one of my favorite games back in the day...is this just a gui version of it? I never played the original game this is a remake of.

Actual stats tracking the slashdot effect (1, Offtopic)

psyklopz (412711) | more than 9 years ago | (#11865942)

Their site has a link to a tracker, which is showing some interesting stuff regarding what is happening to the site because of the slashdotting.

Look here [extremetracking.com] .

Looks like slashdot viewers really do use FireFox the most. But looks like they're also using Win XP the most (view the 'System Tracking' section).
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